Fabiana Zingone

Fabiana Zingone

Associate Professor

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  • Doctor of Philosophy degree in “Food and Health: biotechnologies and methodologies applied to digestive physiopathology” - “Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli”, Naples, Italy – December 2015
  • Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology - University of Nottingham, UK -September 2013
  • Specialist Degree in Gastroenterology - “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II”, Naples, Italy – March 2012
  • Full Registration as a Medical Practitioner- Ordine dei Medici e degli Odontoiatri della provincia di Napoli ; N° 32362
  • Medical Degree - “Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II”, Naples, Italy – July 2007
  • High School Diploma - Liceo Scientifico “Leon Battista Alberti” – Naples, Italy – July 2001


Associate Professor in Gastroenterology at the Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology – DiSCOG, University of Padua
Sept 2020 – Sept 2023: Assistant Professor (RTDB) in Gastroenterology at the Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology – DiSCOG, University of Padua
Jun 2017 – Sept 2020: Junior Researcher (RTDA) in Gastroenterology at the Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology - DiSCOG, University of Padua

Research interests
Coeliac Disease- Inflammatory bowel diseases-  Immuno-mediated gastrointestinal diseases – Small Bowel disorders

Career Highlights
Prof Fabiana Zingone has always been involved in clinical and basic gastroenterology research, since she was a trainee doctor in Gastroenterology, especially regarding gluten-related disorders (coeliac disease and non-coeliac gluten sensitivity) and inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn's Diseases and Ulcerative Colitis). After her residency at the “Federico II” University of Naples, she completed a Master of Science in Applied Epidemiology at the University of Notting. During this period, Prof. Zingone developed the ability to analyse big data and conduct epidemiological studies and formed many productive and ongoing collaborations – leading to several important publications in coeliac disease.   She has several grants to fund coeliac disease-related projects and currently supervises several nursing and medical students with 5 doing coeliac-related work.  She has many international collaborations, including leading figures in coeliac disease research worldwide.  She has won several prizes for her work on coeliac disease and is currently a member of the board of the International Society for the Study of Celiac disease and of the Italian Society of Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy.

  1. Serum anti-tissue transglutaminase IgA and prediction of duodenal villous atrophy in adults with suspected coeliac disease without IgA deficiency (Bi.A.CeD): a multicentre, prospective cohort study - Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology- in press
  2. Assessment of Nutritional Status by Bioelectrical Impedance in Adult Patients with Celiac Disease: A Prospective Single-Center Study.(2023)  Nutrients. doi: 10.3390/nu15122686
  3. Functional bowel disorders with diarrhoea: Clinical guidelines of the United European Gastroenterology and European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility (2022) United European Gastroenterol J DOI: 10.1002/ueg2.12259
  4. Autoimmune Atrophic Gastritis: The Role of miRNA in Relation to Helicobacter Pylori Infection (2022). Front Immunol. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.930989
  5. The Risk of Malignancies in Celiac Disease-A Literature Review. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Oct 21;13(21):5288. doi: 10.3390/cancers13215288.
  6. Matrix Metalloproteinase 3 Predicts Therapeutic Response in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Treated With Infliximab. (2020) Inflamm Bowel Disdoi: 10.1093/ibd/izz195
  7. Coeliac disease: factors affecting the transition and a practical tool for the transition to adult healthcare. (2018) United European Gastroenterol J. doi: 10.1177/2050640618787651.
  8. Alterations in Diets of Patients with Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity Compared to Healthy Individuals (2017) - CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY - doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.08.017
  9. The risk of community-acquired pneumonia among 9803 patients with coeliac disease compared to the general population: a cohort study (2016) ALIMENTARY PHARMACOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS doi: 10.1111/apt.13652
  10. Zingone F, Sultan AA, Humes DJ, West J. Risk of acute appendicitis in and around pregnancy: a population-based cohort study from England (2015) . Ann Surg.. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000000780.

Ordinary department funding